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A Japanese Iki-ningyÅ sculpture okimono of a fisherman

A Japanese Iki-ningyō sculpture okimono of a fisherman


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A Japanese Iki-ningyō sculpture okimono of a fisherman holding an heavy wooden basket simulating bamboo woven with two large fishes. The sculpture is attributable to Hananuma Masakichi (花 沼 政 吉, 1832-1895). He was a Japanese sculptor specializing in “iki-ningyo” or realistic dolls. Some of his works have been found in the American and British collections, particularly those of Robert Ripley and the Sheffield Museum. Edo period mid 19th century Sizes: 47 x 50 x 30 cm. Condition report: good condition
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